Lidier Esquivel, the head of disaster prevention at the National Emergency Commission, ruled out a tsunami risk for Costa Rica at a press conference Thursday. Waves reaching three metres high might hit the coastal areas within 300km of the quake's ep... More..
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the attack bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group. Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari further commented on the participation of Iranian forces in Syri...More..
Khamenei was directly responding to the House's vote last week to extend sanctions on Iran for 10 years under the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996. Khamenei, who supported the 2015 deal, accused the United States...More..
Philip Hammond did not begin his first speech as Chancellor with all guns blazing, instead he chose to acknowledge the need to make the United Kingdom economy "resilient" for leaving the EU. During Hammond's op...More..
Prosecutors say Stephen Port invited the men, all in their 20s, to his home, where he gave them lethal doses of the psychoactive drug GHB so he could rape them while they were unconscious. He insisted that work...More..
The latter item, of course, is referring to Trump's response to journalist Lesley Stahl's question about whether the U.S. Justice Department will follow up on his campaign promise to "lock up" Hillary Clint...More..
Taking opposition unity out of Parliament and onto the streets, opposition parties issued a call for a nationwide protest against demonetisation on November 28, to be observed as "Aakhrosh Diwas". As Congress, ...More..
Those accused are often left unable to find other work and ostracised in their community, with Turkish media reports saying some have committed suicide before being put on trial. At the same time, German media ...More..
If not, well, Trump supporters may soon learn a lesson Clinton voters figured out a long time ago: You can't win "em all". The President-elect was downright magnanimous toward his longtime Democratic foes. ...More..
Ms Choi is now under arrest on charges of fraud and abuse of power. Protesters also marched on a road in front of the palace gate and near the Blue House, the mountainside presidential office and residence, c...More..
Tokyo , Nov. 12 (Jiji Press)-Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his visiting Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, travelled on a Shinkansen bullet train together from Tokyo to the western Japan city of Ko...More..
President Barack Obama spoke briefly with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday as an economic summit got under way in Peru, in their first known conversation since Donald Trump was elected the next US pre...More..
The President-elect released a video discussing his plans. "Our transition team is working very smoothly, efficiently and effectively, truly great and talented men and women, patriots indeed are being broug...More..
Worldwide concern has mounted since Damascus began a ferocious assault last Tuesday in an attempt to recapture eastern Aleppo. However, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , a Britain-based war monitor...More..
Human Rights Watch (HRW ) said at least 37 men suspected of being affiliated with Islamic State had been detained by Iraqi and Kurdish forces from checkpoints, villages, screening centres and camps for displace...More..
Yakubu said the yet to be resolved political parties' crisis does not warrant postponement of the election. He said: "We are all aware of what happened during the last INEC conducted election in Edo State, wh...More..
It was a Donald trump hit job. The group - University of Austin professor Jeffrey Tulis, University of Texas Law School professor Sanford Levinson, and University of Texas professor Jeremi Suri - said it is the...More..
Earlier, the ANCYL's parent group, the African National Congress (ANC), welcomed the proposal which it said would help reduce prolonged and violent strikes. He said the minimum wage was yet another form of incr...More..
The Daily Telegraph reported on Thursday that ministers will seek Farage's advice because they have no links to the president-elect's inner circle. He has been a vocal supporter of several Trump policies and ...More..
Representatives Marcy Kaptur of Toledo, Marcia Fudge of Warrensville Heights, Tim Ryan of the Niles area, and Joyce Beatty of the Columbus area were among 169 Democrats who signed a letter on Wednesday that...More..
Reid's acrimonious course. During the 2012 campaign, he even said on the Senate floor that "the word is out" that GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney "has not paid any taxes for 10 years". The Senator was firm...More..
The moon reached its peak luminescence in North America before dawn Monday. Its zenith in Asia and the South Pacific was Monday night. But what makes this moon special is that it becomes full at just about th...More..
Rio de Janeiro State Security Secretary Roberto Sá announced that the military police will remain in the area for an "undetermined" period of time. On Sunday, the bodies of seven young men were found by reside...More..
The result is that she'll be running in what are "exceptionally hard and, one can also say uncertain times". SPD chairman Sigmar Gabriel, who is also Economy Minister and Vice Chancellor, accused Merkel and F...More..
Meanwhile, your defenses of Bannon and the Alt Right only illustrate my point that the prolife Christian Trump defender will not make an inch of progress toward getting Trump to do anything about aborti...More..
It warned people along the coast to move to higher ground. In 2011, the Tohoku Earthquake and ensuing tsunami created a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima power plant, which is still causing problems. The Japan...More..
It's only the second day-night test ever played in Australia , 12 months after a low-scoring win over New Zealand in the first. Captain Steve Smith indicated selectors were not delivering the teams he wanted...More..
Multiple reports have President Elect Donald Trump ready to pay a sum of between an estimated $20 to $25 million to settle the case against Trump University. During his election campaign, Trump said that Curiel...More..
Turnbull would not say exactly how many refugees would be resettled in the United States , but said women, children and families would be prioritised. "The approach taken by Australia in transferring refugee...More..
Over the eight years of his presidency, Barack Obama has dined with Queen Elizabeth II in Buckingham Palace, raised a glass of Guinness beer in Ireland and toured the Acropolis in Athens . Earlier, Mr Obama wa...More..
Hatton, who secured his first European Tour victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews last month, looked set for another when he holed a bunker shot for a par at the 17th to retain a one-sh...More..
While a majority of Americans think Donald Trump should drop the investigation into Hillary Clinton, almost seven out of 10 of Republicans think the president-elect should continue the probe into his vanquished...More..
The bombardment caused a fire in the children's hospital that put it out of service, and also hit a school in the al-Shaar district and the enclave's blood bank, he added. "Russian jets have not carried out any...More..
For 600 of his fans, some of whom waited in line for 12 hours here, it served as a catharsis. Ignoring the defeated nominee, it said the result confirmed "the political elite of both parties, the economists and...More..
Clapper oversees the NSA, the FBI, the CIA and the DEA, as well as 13 other agencies that operate under a total budget of $52 billion with more than 107,000 federal employees reporting under him. In 2013, he ...More..
The prosecution office requested a face-to-face questioning of the scandal-plagued president earlier this week, but Park's attorney delayed it to next week citing lack of preparations. Prosecutors said that the...More..
All local hospitals had been placed on alert and around 30 ambulances had been deployed to transport the injured. Passengers remain trapped in rail cars, Zaki Ahmed, Inspector General of Kanpur, told Indian n...More..
Abe, set to meet Trump later on Thursday in NY, is expected to be the first foreign leader to do so since the US real estate magnate's election on November 8. The 90-minute meeting was held in an opulent privat...More..
The pair also spoke about returning a bust of Sir Winston Churchill to the Oval Office, an idea the new president was receptive to, according to UKIP. This is a man with whom we can do business. Mr Farage h...More..
Clapper has served as the director of national intelligence since August 2010. Clapper is the fourth-ever USA director of National Intelligence. Clapper's office had also accused Russian Federation of hacki...More..
The Boston Police Department's bomb unit investigated. What police are calling a hoax had authorities evacuating students and closing off Comm Ave at Boston University this morning. She said there were "a...More..
A spokeswoman for Trudeau said the prime minister would not be taking questions from the media on Wednesday. "We're ready to come to the table", he said. "He needs to be thinking about mobilizing allies at al...More..
Clapper had previously served during the administrations of George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush as the under secretary of defense for intelligence and the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, respective...More..
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes U.S. President Barack Obama for a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that President ...More..
President of the Philippine, Rodrigo Duterte has criticized western leaders for closing its borders to refugees. He said he is willing to accept refugees to the Philippines until it gets "filled to the brim". N...More..
Lawyers for the president-elect have been arguing against students who claim they were they were lured by false promises into paying up to US$35,000 to learn Trump's real estate investing "secrets" from his "...More..
Mr Key also said he was considering "throwing some money" at an global online campaign to promote Kaikoura once road access had been restored to reassure tourists it was safe to visit as the peak summer seaso...More..
The wholesale shake-up of Trump's team forced Pence to sign new documents required by law. Trump's team was essentially starting from scratch, scrapping much of the preliminary transition work New Jersey Gov....More..
Trump supporters are ordering food and drink and telling Starbucks employees their name is Trump , compelling servers to call them to the counter for their orders by shouting out "Trump!" You lost!' - all whil...More..
Assange sought asylum from Ecuador to avoid extradition to Sweden over the accusation, which he denies. He's remained there ever since, running WikiLeaks from inside the embassy. An Ecuadorian prosecutor in t...More..